Tapping the Christian Movie Marketplace

What do Christians want from Christian movies?

It’s a question that Hollywood just doesn’t quite know how to answer just yet. When The Passion of the Christ made gazillions of dollars (well, at least $370.8 million domestically), folks in the entertainment industry fell all over themselves trying to duplicate that success. Scads of explicitly Christian filmmakers jumped into the game too, hoping to give the faithful something to go to see on the weekends. But the results on both sides of the coin have been–economically at least–mixed.

So why do films like God’s Not Dead soar and movies like Noah sink, relatively speaking? Our own Adam Holz, who has reviewed more Christian movies than anyone I know, offered some of his own thoughts for The Washington Times on Tuesday. Click here to see what they are.

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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